Last year we were talking with AngieM2 over on the Homesteading Today Sewing and Quilting Forum about acquiring the weird sewing machine she had. Somehow our communication stalled and we didn't hook up again until recently.
Well the machine arrived today. It's a Kenmore Sensor Sew One Hundred. Mdl # 340-1991180.
It's computerized with scads of stitches and monograms. And if I read the numbers right an 8 mm wide ZZ stitch. That will be fun to mess with.
Here is the machine:
And here is our Inspector General, Pollyanna checking it out:
We plugged it in and turned it on and the motor made a loud horrid growling, buzzing, almost shorting out noise and the machine barely moved. Angie had warned me there was something wrong with it, but I wasn't thinking motor.
I pulled the bottom off of it and watched as it tried to run. Checked all the shafts and connections, they were good to go.
Elaine and I also pulled all the inspection covers off the machine and checked everything we could. Nothing out of order to be found.
It is the motor causing all the ruckus, but why is yet to be determined. My current theory is the armature is shorted out. As we were working with it the armature shaft got hot enough to burn my finger. That is not right at all.
I wont' be able to work on it for a week or so, but I will try to find out what the specs are on the motor so I can check it good.